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forefoot

 [for´foot]
the front part of the foot.

forefoot

/fore·foot/ (-foot)
1. one of the front feet of a quadruped.
2. the fore part of the foot.

forefoot

(fôr′fo͝ot′)
n.
Either of the front feet of a quadruped.

forefoot

the portion of the foot that includes the metatarsus and toes.

fore·foot

(fōr'fut)
The part of the foot containing the metatarsal bones and phalanges; the front part of the foot.

forefoot

distal part of foot (from metatarsal bases to the apices of toes)
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During the first stage of the study, which took place between 2006 and 2009, researchers at the University of Southampton developed a technique to better evaluate the forefeet and diagnose the 'marbles' using diagnostic ultrasound.
Also, when a horse suddenly stops running at full speed by extending his forefeet as 'brakes'.
In the case of devices with good suspension and relatively stiff forefeet, such as the clamshell prostheses in which the forefoot has been made by cutting down a conventional prosthetic foot, a conventional marker set may yield acceptable results.
Brachiosaurus and Camarasaurus, sauropods that had relatively long front limbs and a balanced weight distribution, floated with their forefeet deeper than their back feet, Henderson found.